THE Leadership and Management Awards 2011: Shortlist

Shortlist picks out the people who help keep universities running even in the toughest of times




Having sifted through almost 200 entries from 95 different institutions, we can now unveil the shortlist for the Times Higher Education Leadership and Management Awards 2011.

The annual awards come at a time of unprecedented change as the sector prepares for the shift in funding with the introduction of higher tuition fees in England in 2012.

The shortlisted entrants are competing in 16 categories ranging from top library team and best in marketing and communications to the outstanding student services team and those who have delivered the best departmental administration. Other categories cover procurement, research management, university finance and human resources.

The six institutions contesting the top honour - the title of outstanding leadership and management team - are: University of Bath; Birkbeck, University of London; University of Cumbria; University of Exeter; Harper Adams University College; and University of Leicester.

Ann Mroz, editor of THE, said: "Our annual awards always serve as a reminder of the extraordinary quality and dedication of those working in our universities and colleges.

"This year is no exception. Our sector, like every other, has already gone through some tough times and is facing more turbulence as the new funding regime beds in. But a glance at the shortlist for our Leadership and Management Awards is enough to instil confidence that we have the right people in place to continue to prosper and deliver the world-class higher education for which the country is rightly renowned."

The winners of this year's awards will be announced at a ceremony at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Park Lane, London, on 16 June.

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SHORTLIST 2011

OUTSTANDING PROCUREMENT TEAM

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• University of Edinburgh

• London Universities Purchasing Consortium (LUCP)

• University of Nottingham

• University of the West of England

• University of Westminster

OUTSTANDING RESEARCH MANAGEMENT TEAM

• Bournemouth University

• Brunel University

• University of Greenwich

• University of Northampton

OUTSTANDING UNIVERSITY FUNDRAISING TEAM

• University of Bath

• University of Birmingham

• British Institute of International and Comparative Law

• Durham University

• University of Glamorgan Group - Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama

• University for the Creative Arts

OUTSTANDING FINANCE TEAM

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• University of Bedfordshire

• Bournemouth University

• University of East London

• University of Northampton

• University of Nottingham

ICT INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

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• Birmingham City University

• University of Exeter

• University of Huddersfield

• Loughborough University

• University of Southampton

• University of Wolverhampton

OUTSTANDING DEPARTMENTAL ADMINISTRATION TEAM

• University of Chester

• University of East Anglia

• University of Greenwich

• Newcastle University

• University of Salford

• University College London

OUTSTANDING ESTATES TEAM

• University of Essex

• King's College London

• Newcastle University

• Nottingham Trent University

• University of Plymouth

• University of Sunderland

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE/TRANSFER INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

• Aston University

• University of Central Lancashire

• Glasgow Caledonian University

• University of Nottingham

• Queen Mary, University of London

• St George's, University of London with Kingston University

• University of Wolverhampton

OUTSTANDING LIBRARY TEAM

• Brunel University

• University of Huddersfield

• Liverpool John Moores University

• London Metropolitan University

• Newcastle University

• Northumbria University

• University of Sheffield

OUTSTANDING MARKETING/COMMUNICATIONS TEAM

• BPP University College

• University of Derby

• University of Nottingham

• Aston University, Birmingham City University, University of Birmingham, Newman University College, University College Birmingham

• Teesside University

• University for the Creative Arts

OUTSTANDING STUDENT SERVICES TEAM

• University of Chester

• City University London

• University of Nottingham

• Roehampton University

• University of Surrey

• University of Wales Institute, Cardiff

OUTSTANDING STUDENT ADMISSIONS TEAM

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• Aberystwyth University

• Newcastle University

• University of Nottingham

• Sheffield Hallam University

• University of Warwick

• University of York

OUTSTANDING REGISTRY TEAM

• University of Derby

• University of Hertfordshire

• University of Plymouth

• St Mary's University College

• University for the Creative Arts

• University of Wolverhampton

OUTSTANDING HUMAN RESOURCES TEAM

• Aston University

• Edge Hill University

• University of Exeter

• University College Plymouth St Mark & St John

• University for the Creative Arts

• York St John University

OUTSTANDING INTERNATIONAL STRATEGY

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• University of Bedfordshire

• Birmingham City University

• City University London

• University of Exeter

• London School of Commerce

• University of Northampton

OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT TEAM

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• University of Bath

• Birkbeck, University of London

• University of Cumbria

• University of Exeter

• Harper Adams University College

• University of Leicester

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